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Althea P. Halchuck, E-JD, CT

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Mediators Green Pledge

(4/03/20)John Sturrock

We still need to face the climate change problem in the future and, in any event, it is very likely that we will need to adapt our working practices in many of the ways suggested in the draft Pledge described below to accommodate the next several months of working in relative isolation.

7 Financial Tips for Small Businesses Operating during the COVID Pandemic

(4/03/20)Lidia Staron

As good financial management skills serve as a blueprint for success, bad money management habits may force you into bigger conflicts in the future.

Conflict in Confined Spaces

(4/03/20)Kathleen Kauth

Stay at home orders have been issued, work and schools have closed down, everyone is home together. So now what?

Co-Parenting During the Coronavirus Pandemic

(4/03/20)Roseann Vanella

As our nation deals with the COVID-19 crisis, divorced parents face many unique challenges.

Setting Up a New Zoom Account for Mediators

(3/29/20)Clare Fowler

This video discusses Zoom settings for mediators, designed to establish rapport and confidentiality.

How COVID-19 is Impacting Court ADR Programs

(3/27/20)Nicole Wilmet

It is without a doubt an understatement to say that the coronavirus (COVID-19) global health crisis is drastically impacting communities worldwide.

Handling Conflict in Chaos

(3/27/20)Kathleen Kauth

Right now, we are adjusting to an entirely new set of parameters for our lives.

The Business Case for Neutral Facilitation in the Days of the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

(3/27/20)Gary Birnberg

The old curse disguised as a blessing “may you live in interesting times” is showing its teeth in the form of pandemic in these early months of 2020.

Mediating with Zoom

(3/24/20)Clare Fowler

Are your clients asking you to meet online? Here are some suggestions for getting started.

Haikus about Self-Quarantine

(3/20/20)Daniel Dana

Daniel Dana has written two haikus for mediators, with his perspective on self-quarantine.

What, Me Worry?

(3/20/20)Phyllis Pollack

Being involved in a lawsuit or even just in a dispute can be stressful, worrisome if not anxiety ridden.

Cope with Conflict During COVID-19

(3/20/20)Arran Heal

Workplace conflict can’t be, ignored, cancelled or put on hold. And there are suddenly all kinds of reasons for employees to feel pushed to their limit.

Mediation and "VED" Analysis

(3/20/20)Sarathi Susheela

The article explores the application of VED Analysis to mediation and explains the usefulness of the technique to the mediator in streamlining negotiations. By using a case study, the article highlights the risks, challenges and tools for the mediators while using the technique of VED Analysis in mediation.

Seven Guidelines for Parents Who Are Divorce/Separated and Sharing Custody of Children During the COVID19 Pandemic

(3/18/20) AFCC and AAML

Leaders from the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) and Association of Family & Conciliation Courts (AFCC) have released these guidelines for co-parenting during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Global Pandemics, National Borders, and Political Problem-solving

(3/13/20)Kenneth Cloke

So far, we’ve been lucky. None of the health emergencies or potential pandemics we have been through in recent years has achieved its deadliest potential.

Moving Online in Pandemic: Preamble

(3/13/20)Nancy White

The emails have been flying, phone and Zoom conversations everywhere asking “how do we move this meeting, event, workshop, whatever online in response to the novel Corona virus outbreak?”

Part 2: Moving Online in Pandemic: Ecocycle to Attend to What is Shifting

(3/13/20)Nancy White

This article helps mediators, HR, and ombuds offices who are shifting their practice to online meetings.

Managing Business Relationships During the Global Coronavirus Health Crisis: A Way Forward

(3/08/20)Ranse Howell

When there is a disruption to any part of the supply chain, the impact is felt globally. We are seeing this now with the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Health, Mediation, and the Sustainable Development Goal 3

(3/06/20)Rosa Perez Martell

Organizations, professionals and users of health services find themselves in a scenario in which the existence of conflicts within the health system is a reality.

Navigating a Business Crisis Resulting from the Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Video

(3/06/20)Ranse Howell

We live in a connected world with intricate networks of supply chain and service relationships and any delay can result in multiple commercial challenges.

Workplace Aggression

(3/06/20)Kathleen Kauth

Have you ever worked with someone who came across as angry all the time?

Overwork and Conflict

(1/24/20)Lorraine Segal

Are you feeling angry and put upon at work? Are you having negative interactions and conflict over relatively small matters? Overwork may be the culprit.

Peter Kaskell, 1924-2019

(1/03/20)F. Peter Phillips

Peter Kaskell died on December 12, 2019. He was a dear friend whom I met at the CPR Institute and who taught me not just the delicate arts of demand-led commercial dispute management, but the even more delicate arts of humility, service and attention to others’ needs.

Recent Research Proposes Walking as Creative Conflict Resolution Practice

(12/27/19)Natalie Davis

This article examines how walking may be beneficial to not only an individual, but to multiple people involved in a conflict resolution process.

Don’t Rely on Peer Mediation to Resolve Bullying in Schools

(12/06/19)Charity Burke

One way schools can equip students with the skills to address conflict is through peer mediation.

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